Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Alum Oleksy signs with AHL's Hershey Bears

Hershey Bears Press Release

The Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League announced recently that the club has signed four players, including former Metro Jets' defenseman Steve Oleksy, for the 2012-13 season.

Oleksy, 26, comes to Chocolatetown following a successful season in 2011-12 with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL). Following a recall from the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads, Oleksy contributed 15 points (one goal, 14 assists) in 50 regular-season games, finishing tied for third on the Sound Tigers with a plus-16 rating.

Olesky made his AHL debut in 2010-11 with the Lake Erie Monsters, where he recorded four assists in 17 games. He has played in a total of 107 games in the ECHL with Las Vegas, Toledo and Idaho, where he has recorded 38 points (nine goals, 29 assists).

The 6-foot, 196-pound native of Chesterfield played three years at Lake Superior State University (CCHA) prior to turning pro in the 2008-2009 season. Oleksy skated for the Jets in the 2004-05 campaign.

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